Phoenix, Arizona - September 21, 2007 - Global Avionics Training Specialists LLC and Worldwide Helicopter Solutions LLC have formed an alliance to provide on-site training services for both the fixed-wing and helicopter industries to include operators, OEMs, completion centers, and repair stations. This alliance brings training on-demand, when and where required, bringing significant savings in time and money spent in the learning process. Global Avioniocs Training Specialists (GATS) was launched earlier this year and specializes in on-site training for Sperry/Honeywell fixed-wing systems that currently include the SPZ-500, 650, and 8000 found on bizjets such as Canadair Challenger, Cessna Citation, Falconjet, Gulfstream, and Hawker. They also provide training on Boeing 747, 757, 767, 777, and MD-80/90 airliners.
Worldwide Helicopter Solutions (WHS) specializes in on-site training for Sperry/Honeywell helicopter avionics systems including all SHZ and SPZ flight control systems, EDZ EFIS, weather radar, and comm/nav installed on Agusta-Westland, Bell, Eurocopter, Mil-Kazan, and Sikorsky. WHS has been providing training, tech support, and other services since 2002.
Both companies' courses are FAA qualified for Inspection Authorization Renewal and the Aviation Maintenance Technician awards program.
"This teaming provides a one-stop solution for the avionics training needs of combined fixed-wing and helicopter fleet operators and we're looking forward to working together," stated Paul J. Magno, President of Worldwide Helicopter Sollutions. "With over 50 years combined experience, our courses complement each other. Paul and I have worked together for many years so this is an excellent fit," added Fred Polak, co-founder of Global Avionics Training Specialists.